Adam Levine: Shame on Randy Jackson
This American Idol vs. The Voice feud has been brewing for months as February -- when they would both air at the same time for the first time -- approached.
From magazine interviews to TCA, the slings and arrows have been flying -- although, mostly from the Idol camp.
Give credit where credit is due because The Voice mentors have kept their hands and words clean during this whole hubbub while Randy Jackson continues to say whatever random, unfounded thought comes to his mind.
Like when he called The Voice a "second place" competition, meaning that contestants who couldn't hang on Idol or X Factor will head to the red chair contest for sloppy thirds.
Yesterday, Ellen DeGeneres asked Adam Levine -- on her talk show with his Voice co-mentors Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera -- for his thoughts on the matter. And, once again, the Maroon 5 frontman came out on top.
"Shame on Randy Jackson for saying that because he of anybody should know that if you're in this business, you need second, third, fourth and fifth chances," Adam said to audience applause. "And we love embracing that and having that be a part of our show. God bless Randy, he was a working musician for a longtime and had a lot of success and Idol blew him out of the water. It was an irresponsible thing to say that.
The episode gets lighter later on as the mentors play Guesstures -- watch!